Originally Posted by 850kd Noticed today rust on front subframe upper surface near to welds. (Not impact damage in this position). Car is just four years since build date. Will clean down and can be repainted but for those who dont take their wheels off very often it could go unnoticed. Similar to the Stilo. Normally only surface but in years to come if left unproteced.....
Yes indeed should fit no problem. Presumably replacement due to rust
I just did mine took me an 2 12 hours but i did have a full workshop to play with. httpwww.fiatforum.combravo-brava...sub-frame.html Daviedaly thanked for this post
Cabt see anything on there for subframe. Also its a coupe site Will the coupe subframe fit a bravo
The Coupe is a Tipo. The Tipo became the Brava bravo. Id be surprised if Rich recommended an unsuitable part....
No Davie the chap who pays to run that bit of the site called coutrycruising breaks coupes send him a message via the board to get information he posts and is reliable. The sub frames are all the same coupe tipo tempra brava bravo 155 146 145
More than likely a relay tripping.Had this before.If it happens again tell her to shut door and lock as normalwait 10 secs then unlock and try again and should hopefully solve probdid with mines fiats are renowned for bad electrics and the new bravo is no exeption.Ive had my 08 since new last April covered just shy of 6k and had all sorts of trouble.Newest 1 being lights popped at the heater controls
Its one piece americans would call it a K frame because its shaped like a K. It is big id expect a pallet. Im also looking out for new front and rear subframes for spares. Heres some pics It carries the anti roll bar steering rack wishbones and an engine mount. wrightyHGT liked this post
Took your advice William. Wire brushed & rust treated the worst bits & gave it a couple of coats of a chip resistant paint. Just through its MOT. New subframe wishbones OSF track rod front brake discs & pads & a new coil pack. Tracking done too. Not cheap for all of that but it feels like a new car now. Huge difference. Much much smoother on todays crappy roads. Had thought of scrapping & starting with a new banger but since Ive already done timing belt exhaust sump radiator front shocks air box (that I remember) in the last 18 months since I go it I reckon I know the big things are now done & there should be few surprises in the next couple of years. Adrian bravo liked this post
Good result Cpt Originally Posted by cpt_spalding Took your advice William. Wire brushed & rust treated the worst bits & gave it a couple of coats of a chip resistant paint. Just through its MOT. New subframe wishbones OSF track rod front brake discs & pads & a new coil pack. Tracking done too. Not cheap for all of that but it feels like a new car now. Huge difference. Much much smoother on todays
Im pretty sure it will fit bravasbravosmareas and even Tipos all share the same front subframe as far as I know. Best bet is to check the part number or get in touch with the supplier but Id be happy to take a punt on that one.
Looks like a really nice car... even got the original wheel trims Theres something to be said for keeping a 1.4 going despite the few negatives it was potentially a good engine that never quite made it. If youre giving it a good going-over get it right up on ramps or jacks and check the underneath very carefully - the underseal fails and lets water rot away at the sills and floorpan. Expect to strip
bravo was collected today by one happy new owner. Not sure if she was happy about owning the bravo or not having to drive one of my Pandas any more. Anyway I spent Saturday cleaning the interior and polishing the bodywork so heres the final pics........... One thing I noticed when I took the front seats out is that they use the same subframes as the Alfa 156147 Ive fitted Alfa seats into Pandas and
let me help you out the coupe bravo brava 155 tempra 145 146 delta hpe are all based on the same car the tipo. The engine bays are all the same size a 1.4 bravo had the same amount of space in it as a 20vt coupe. the wish bones are not all the same length but the the subframes are. You can fit any engine from any other tipo based car into any other one ideally you need a whole donor car. Some things
Hi To help to answer your question I have replaced the front sub frame bushes with the ones for the bravo FirstLine part FSM2026 IIRC which stopped the knocking from pot holes etc. I replaced these on both sides of the car which made a massive difference to the ride however I had to fit these with washers between the bushing and the bolt head as they are thinner than the originals but were available
A big rock or lump of concrete behind the rear wheel to stop it rolling back in front of the front wheel to stop it rolling forward . Trolley jack under suspension arm ends (subframe end at front spring cup at rear.) If you use the sill jacking points you need a block to fit or make one to fit. Beware the tyre-shop boys who just jack up on the sill and you have to repaintseal after each trip. (My drive-on ramps are too steep for the low front of the bravo. and I never use axle stands because I saw some collapse once)
had velour seats 15 7-spoke alloys front foglights and a rear boot spoiler which all go to making it look loads better than an ordinary Brava with blak 14 steel wheels and missing plastic wheeltrims. A decent 1.2 is very economical and sporty and will bang along the motorway all day at 80 (where legal...) 1.6 are OK but thirstier and have occasional fuel injector problems. Many prefer the 3-door bravo
Originally Posted by Rob in Notts yeh im sure it would be easier well god knows it would but then it would just be a hgt.... not somthing ive put my blood sweet and many tears into lol........... lol why ooo why i want to do a conversion on anouther car is beyond me but you cant replicate that feeling once its finished any where else... coupe bravobrava and Marea are all the same chassis up front.
Originally Posted by Big Black Stilo i have a 150 sport and the sump guard and the bumper hit everything. I even scraped a wishbone (something metal anyway) the other night. mines standard no collapsed broken springs The bolts that hold the wishbones to the subframe stick out below anything else underneath. How do I know I went over a half-width speed bump and heard an awful metal grinding noise. Fearing I had just removed the sump I stopped immediately and when I didnt see oil running out laid down in front of the car. The heads of the wishbone bolts were super shiny. Luckily the sump had survived by about 15-20mm. bravo Mjet no suspension issues.
Originally Posted by bulldog5046 me and jimbo had enough trouble getting on off when we didnt care what it took to get it out lol I love this quote. When I did the coupe the box just wouldnt clear. Its the annoying inch or less that bottoms the box out. You start looking at the sledge hammer leant up at the back of the garage As above I removed the front subframe bolts and loosened or removed the rears.
Originally Posted by jonesy051 can you fit them in and has any 1 done this is it difficult ive got 2 cobra monaco seats out of my old car there only 2 months old i wanna put them in the back and a set of recliners in the front is this possible will it fail the mot any suggestions cheers andy well i kno for sure it wont fail the mot as long as they are secure to the floor and the seatbelts still